Is MRI adequate to detect lesions in patients with ankle instability?

@article{Oneill2010IsMA,
  title={Is MRI adequate to detect lesions in patients with ankle instability?},
  author={Patrick O'neill and Scott E Van Aman and Gregory P Guyton},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 4},
  pages={1115-9}
}
BACKGROUND Chondral lesions, peroneal tendon tears, and other disorders in patients with chronic ankle instability may not be detected by preoperative MRI. Also, MRI often is obtained and interpreted at the referring institution, leading to variability in reading. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We assessed the accuracy of the radiologists' and orthopaedic surgeon's reading of preoperative MRI for diagnosing ankle lesions in patients with ankle instability warranting surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS We… CONTINUE READING

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